Y'all, I don't even like scary books, but I loved this one. It's scary, but the kids are so smart and resourceful that I trusted them to make wise choices. It's creepy as all get-out-- don't read this alone on a stormy night-- but it's not gory. If you like getting goosebumps from your books, this is a good pick for you!
To those of you in 4th-8th grade and older, I hope I can offer a smidgen of help & encouragement as you traverse the waters of intermediate school, middle school, and high school.